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  • Miami-Dade officials react to attacks in Paris
    Posted in In the News on November 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDMiami-Dade officials react to attacks in ParisBy Joey FlechasIn the hours after the deadliest attacks in France since World War II, South Florida officials are reacting to the killings that French President François Hollande has called “an act of war.”The death toll reached 127 people as of Saturday morning, with 300 others hospitalized, according to the New York Times. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks. CBS News is reporting that the U.S. State Department ... Read more

  • New community center helps veterans find work
    Posted in In the News on November 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELNew community center helps veterans find workBy Donna Gehrke-WhiteA new community center in Fort Lauderdale will help veterans get back to work.The United Way of Broward County on Tuesday will open the Jean and David Colker Center for veterans and their families. "We wanted to open it before Veterans Day" on Wednesday, said Kathleen Cannon, president and CEO at United Way of Broward County.A primary mission of the $1.1 million center is to help veterans find jobs or get training for ... Read more

  • West Broward HS Bobcats honor former coach through benefit event
    Posted in In the News on November 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWest Broward HS Bobcats honor former coach through benefit eventBy Emmett Hall - Special CorrespondentEvery time he steps into the batter's box, West Broward High School baseball player Alex Gonzalez writes SA in the clay to honor his late coach, Sergio Ambros. Ambros died after suffering a heart attack on the field in June. He was 51.The Bobcats honored his legacy as they renamed their annual October breast cancer fundraiser to the Sergio Ambros Bats Against Breast Cancer tournament... Read more

  • Netflix and Hill
    Posted in In the News on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    THE ATLANTICNetflix and HillFor normals, ‘What are you watching?’ is a simple question. For politicians, though, it's more complicated.By Megan GarberThe advice site wikiHow.com offers several helpful tips for making conversation with someone you’ve just met. These include: “Try a bit of small talk,” “Be funny if you can,” “Ask the person what they do for a living,” and “Ask about their hobbies.”This is good advice. “Ask about their hobbies,” however, might at this point be rephrased to address ... Read more

  • Jewish Congressional members show support for Israel
    Posted in In the News on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    JEWISH JOURNALJewish Congressional members show support for IsraelBy Randall P. LiebermanThe three local Jewish Congressional representatives have been very public in their support of Israel this past week.On Wednesday, Oct. 21, UNESCO — the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization — passed a resolution blaming Israel for the recent violence in Israel and for violating the "status quo" of Jerusalem's Temple Mount.The "status quo" at the Temple Mount — in place since Israe... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz seeks uniform mammogram guidelines
    Posted in In the News on October 26, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWasserman Schultz seeks uniform mammogram guidelinesBy Dan SweeneyRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, was 41 when she learned she had breast cancer. Now, eight years later, she is up in arms about medical guidelines that urge women to start getting mammograms as late as age 50.So she and Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., are proposing a two-year moratorium be placed on implementing new age recommendations.Currently, three separate medical groups have issued three separate standards fo... Read more

  • How El Salvador's Abortion Ban Destroys Women's Lives
    Posted in In the News on October 19, 2015 | Preview rr

    VICE.COMHow El Salvador's Abortion Ban Destroys Women's LivesBy Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma TorresIn 2004, Cristina Quintanilla was pregnant for the second time. Eight months into her pregnancy, she started feeling discomfort, which she assumed at first was normal. One night the pain was so excruciating she passed out at home, only learning later she miscarried. Her mother and stepfather took her to a local hospital for emergency treatment. But that's not what she received.Because Cristin... Read more

  • 30 Years of the 100 Best: Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    Posted in In the News on October 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    WORKING MOTHER.COM30 Years of the 100 Best: Debbie Wasserman SchultzU.S. Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district; chair of the Democratic National CommitteeAs a mother of three who has always worked outside of the home while remaining deeply involved in my kids’ lives—checking homework uploaded to my iPad; serving as my daughters’ Girl Scouts troop leader—I know the challenge of balancing work and family is a very real one. To help women achieve it, employers must offer flexible... Read more

  • Immigration bill would bring relief to Venezuelans
    Posted in In the News on October 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    Immigration bill would bring relief to VenezuelansBy William E. GibsonThousands of Venezuelans who fled to South Florida and other states before 2013 could become permanent legal residents under legislation proposed by several Florida members of Congress.Many Venezuelans cannot return to their homeland because of fear of persecution by a dictatorial government, the bill's sponsors say.The bipartisan bill would bring long-sought relief to large numbers of Venezuelans who have settled in South Flo... Read more

  • A disagreeable way to disagree on the Iran deal
    Posted in In the News on October 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    THE JERUSALEM POSTA disagreeable way to disagree on the Iran dealI have taken controversial positions on political matters in my rabbinic career, and I have probably called out a few politicians for acting in ways I consider egregious. But I was floored at the coarse and dismissive way that Rabbi Shmuley Boteach discussed Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in these pages. Rabbi Boteach has been looking for a toehold in the public imagination after his failed run for Congress and public dare of Sen. C... Read more